After studying a lesson on Focus in my ladies Bible study group, I just had to justify myself!
Before you start to read, I need to admit that I have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD). It doesn’t seem that I was born with it. As I advanced in years and number of children, I learned a trick that brought this malady into existence. The trick? Make a list of several of the things that need to be done that day, then, start several of the tasks but don’t finish them. For instance, if I need to bake, I get out the bowl, mixer, and even measure some of the ingredients. Then I stop. It is too much work to put it away so eventually it will fit into the day. In addition, if one of the girls might see the project started and may well do it for you!
The same is true of changing the bed. Strip the bed, put the sheets in the laundry then stop. Go do something else because after all, the bed will get made before you tiredly climb into it. I didn’t used to be that way. My concentration level is exceptionally high. Focus is too much of a problem! I’d take all day to clean the bathroom!
One area in which the incomplete task method does not work is my daily quiet time. It sure does not work for a meaningful prayer time. I do pray throughout the day but without a focused time to pray, it just doesn’t get done. God deserves our undivided attention when it comes to a time of personal adoration and praise. It should be at the top of the list.
Satan does not care about my cleaning, cooking, or shopping skills. Satan does care if I am organized and focused on my time spent focused with my Lord. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 9:10: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. . .” so maybe if he were giving advice today he may well tell me to work in whatever method works best for me. You think?